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29.03.2006, 00:24
Starting to conduct seems to be a tricky area for you to get your foot in the door.

So, where does one start? :confused:

I'm studying at Salford, and I would like to major in conducting, so I'm planning in advance! :biggrin: Anyone got any constructive comments on how and where they started conducting, or any advice for a young conductor? Are bands willing to take a chance on an unproven, but learning conductor?

Any tips/ideas/comments appreciated ;)

29.03.2006, 00:43
- have a chat with the maestro ... Dave King!

29.03.2006, 00:52
You know... thats actually not a bad idea ;-)

I am interested to hear how some of todays conductors started - and for starters, Richard Evans's book was a great start, finding out how and where he started his musical carrear.

29.03.2006, 01:15
Craig, try these threads. for reference.

How Do You Get Conducting Experience? (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17818&highlight=starting+conducting)

MD credentials (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18645&highlight=starting+conducting)

Conducting (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13219&highlight=start+conducting)

Im going to lock this thread as hopefully everything you need is in those, feel free to add to them if you have a specific question. Or PM some of the conductors whos points you like :tup